my life as a crocheter & knitter & working mom
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Happy May, in a Drab sort of way
Meet Drab. Is it gray, is it green? Who knows. Rowan calls it combat. In fluorescent light it has a decided olive undertone. I sunlight, it's a deep bluish-gray. In incadescent, straight gray. Either way, I'm being monogamous until it's done. It's a simple top down raglan in Rowan Polar. I was so cold yesterday, I can't wait to have a wool/alpaca sweater for everyday. I had five colors of Polar to choose from (red, burnt orange, bright lilac, chocolate brown, and this one). I figure this one is best for everyday. I'm knitting at a tighter gauge than called for. I hope it will help with the wear. I know Polar sheds like mad, being so loosely spun, but I've also heard it pills, too. I'm one ball in and only need 34 rows to get to splitting off the sleeves. My goal is, if I remain monogamous, to have this done by next week. I'm a little concerned that my gauge is too tight (recommended is 3 st/inch, I'm knitting at 4.25?/inch), but I remember how much Dad's Kirk grew when I washed it. I'm planning to do a simple crochet edging and buttonholes (or not if I put a zipper in).